Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Torbay Rd Closed, Buses on Diversion
This is the main Torquay to Paignton road at Livermead. Sometime on Easter Sunday the sea broke through the seawall and damaged the pavement and the road had to be closed.
It is likely to be a week before the road is open again. At first there was concern that the main sewerage pipe had been damaged but at the moment it does appear to be intact.
There were repairs scheduled to take place a few weeks ago but they were put off for some reason. The result of strong east winds lasting over the previous few weeks put a more than usual strain on the weaken seawall and something had to give. The Bay is normally very sheltered, except when the wind is from the east.
So if you are using the 12 or 12A service to get anywhere and it turns up late don't have a go at the poor driver, it isn't his fault.